THE Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 8.3 kg of smuggled gold valued at Rs 3.26 crore in North Bengal and arrested five persons, a DRI official said on Friday. Acting on specific intelligence inputs, a DRI team at New Jalpaiguri railway station on Thursday seized the gold from five persons travelling in Kanchanjunga express, a DRI statement said.
The five persons were carrying the gold from Myanmar smuggled into India through Mizoram. They were on their way to Kolkata. The five persons were arrested under the Customs Act, it said. In the current financial year so far, more than 237 kg of gold have been seized by DRI in the eastern region, the statement added.